I spent a few days in Phuket in my itinerary I wanted to ride an elephant. I'm not even an animal advocate or a p.e.t.a. member. However, I was very disappointed when I arrived to this elephant camp. My elephant was the oldest elephant I have ever seen in my life. I was supposed to ride the elephant through the jungle for an hour instead I only rode the animal for 45 minutes in a trail that wasn't even that exotic. On two occasions the elephant trainer hit the poor animal in the forehead with a stick that looks like a large hammer. At some point the trainer stopped the elephant and waited for other two elephants who were carrying tourist as well. They took pictures of us and offered souvenirs for "good luck" they said. Seaview Elephant camp not only abuse elephants but also try to sell you their cheap stuff at a high price.